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West Asia-End of Camp David

sures would soon follow on these small amateur groups which have been taking up social and political themes in their plays: police atrocities, corruption of politicians, the rape bill, attacks on working people, etc. Unlike in Bombay and Calcutta, theatre is not big business in Delhi. In fact, most groups, whether they perform in auditoriums or en the streets, are on a light shoe-string budget. Very few are able to give am support-money to their artistes. As such, they would have been hard put to contest the rulings of the board in the courts as has been done by some theatre groups in Bombay. Hence the ad hoc committee initiated a process of mounting a campaign against the legislation.

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